{Rachel & Steve @ Carlouel Yacht Club}

Rachel wore this light and flowy lace gown with a floral crown that was just perfect for the beach!   Her garter was even made of lace that was so pretty and completed her look.  There's this little shaded garden right behind the yacht club where Rachel walked up to Steve and the happiness was just beyond words. You might remember Penguin (who is actually their cat:-) made an appearance in their engagement session and he of course had to included with his little bow tie!  Steve's 2 brothers where his groomsmen in gray suits and purple ties, and his sister was his "grooms woman".  I love her gray dress matched the guys suits and complimented the girls dresses.  During the ceremony they honored their moms by giving them each a rose and my favorite part was that they had Martin, Rachel's 92 year old grandpa come up to sign the marriage license and make it official!  It was a overcast sunset which gives you that light color and texture in the sky.  Rachel and Steve are both chemists, so the glass vase they poured the sand in for the sand ceremony was a beaker as well as their cake toppers were a bride and groom beaker and one for Penguin too!  Their wedding # was #beachchemists. The reception was decorated in white, candle light, and purple florals with little cookies in the shape of Florida for favors.  From the toasts, dances, to Hannah singing a special song for them it's pretty clear how much these 2 of are loved by all!  Congratulations Rachel & Steve!!!! xoxoxo
Venue | Carlouel Yacht Club Beach | Officiant | Stress Free Weddings | Cake | The Artistic Whisk | Florist | Wonderland Floral Art and Gift Loft | Videographer | Brad Hall Studios | Hair and Makeup | Lasting Lux | DJ/Band | Steely Pan

{Lauren & Kyle @ Carlouel Yacht Club}

Lauren and Kyle’s wedding was casual and fun with lots of special custom details! Lauren’s light and flowy gown was custom order from Australia and the perfect dress for the beach.  Lauren’s mom made all the hangers for the dresses and the letter H with seashells from the beach Lauren grew up on. All the girls helped Lauren get into her dress and some of the sweetest moments were with her mom.  The girls wore navy, knee length dresses with pockets and the guys were in navy pants, white shirts, and coral belts with seashell boutonnieres.  Their beach ceremony was decorated with simple palm leaves, sunglasses for their guests and a place for everyone to leave their shoes.  A steel drummer played as everyone got seated for the ceremony.  Lauren looked so pretty and excited and she walked down the long wood path to meet Kyle at the end of the aisle.  Her brother in law officiated the ceremony and her aunt and cousin played “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” on the ukulele.  It was a perfectly clear and white sandy beach day!  Their place cards were tied with little life preservers and they had a white monogram for everyone to sign.  Lauren and Kyle met in Chicago so their cake had a Chicago Bears symbol surrounded by mini key lime pies.  From the moment they entered the reception until it was over was just full of sweet moments, laughs, and even a few happy tears.  Congrats Lauren and Kyle!! xoxoxo
Venue | Carlouel Yacht Club | Hair and Makeup | Salon West | DJ | Grant Hemond | Cake | JJ Gandys Pie | Stationary | Fresh Invitation Studio 

{Kate & Jake @ Carlouel Yacht Club}

Happy 1 week anniversary to Jake & Kate! While their on their honeymoon we wanted to share some of our favorite moments:-) First I have to say, Kate's gown is one of my favorites, it was simple gorgeous with the lace detail and for the ceremony she wore a cap sleeve lace top that was literally so perfect and unique. She wore lace heels for the ceremony and matching lace flats for dancing! Jake and his best man enjoyed a little toast on the balcony of the Pier House 60 hotel while getting ready. The colors were tiffany blue, gray, with hints of green and driftwood that made for the perfect beach chic style.  They had little vials of sand with their guests name and seating arrangement and both a sweet and salty favor.  On the sign in table, they had 3 bottles, 1 year, 10 year, and 25 year and little papers for their guests to write advice to put in each one so they can open them and read on each of those anniversaries. The rain let up just in time for us to do some gorgeous photos on the beach of them after the ceremony and for sunset. Some of the prettiest skies happen after it rains. Their guests started dancing before dinner started and didn't stop until it was over! I think Kate's grandpa, (who is 80 by the way:-) had the most fun dancing with his beautiful granddaughter! Congrats Kate and Jake!!!!! xoxoxox
Venue | Carlouel Yacht Club | Hair & Makeup | Collective Creations | Florist | Events In Bloom | Stationary | Minted | Musician | Joe Farren